Who is Kylo Ren working for in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Seminal British historical comedy Blackadder could be making a comeback. The Flash casts yet another speedster from the comics. Plus behind the scenes on Ash vs Evil Dead and Heroes Reborn. To me, my spoilers!
A rumor is circulating that a purported fourth Blade film is in the works—something hinted from the not entirely trustworthy source of Wesley Snipes recently—but rather than focusing on Blade, it would follow the hero of the upcoming Blade comic book from Marvel: Blade’s young daughter. As ever with rumors from undisclosed sources, treat this one as sketchy for now. [Shock Till You Drop]
Lea Seydoux has been offered the female lead role in the film. According to previous reports, the role is for Bella Donna Boudreaux, the daughter of New Orlean’s Assassin Guildmaster and Remy LeBeau/Gambit’s first love from the comics. [Coming Soon]
Gabriel Chavarria has been cast in an undisclosed—but one that is allegedly “one of two key human roles” in the film. [Coming Soon]
JJ Abrams teases a little bit about the background of the First Order and Kylo Ren (although the information about Ren was previously known):
Kylo Ren is not a Sith. He works under Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force.
[The First Order] came out of conversations about what would have happened if the Nazis all went to Argentina but then started working together again?’” Abrams reveals. “What could be born of that? Could The First Order exist as a group that actually admired The Empire? Could the work of The Empire be seen as unfulfilled? And could Vader be a martyr? Could there be a need to see through what didn’t get done?
Another day, another training video of Olivia Munn in action for her role as Psylocke. [Coming Soon]
Another speedster is joining the show—this time, it’s newcomer Violett Beane, who has been cast as comics character Jesse Quick. In the show, Quick will be “a brilliant but quirky college student who gets caught up in the battle between The Flash and season 2 Big Bad (the not-yet-cast) Zoom”. [TV Line]
Meanwhile, more casting news—Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Malese Jow will return as Barry Allen’s brief love interest Linda Park, while ComicBook.com has revealed that Demore Barnes will play Henry Hewitt, the Firestorm comics villain Tokamak.
Executive producer Jeff Davis teases the midseason finale:
There’s a French word that the Doctors are repeating over and over. I can tell you that Season 5B is a clash of titans, and both of the titans in that [drawing] are … well, one of them is somebody you already know. The one surrounded by fire.
Executive Producer Adam Horowitz teases an episode of season 5 episode called “Dream Catcher”, with links to Emma’s past:
Dreamcatcher is a very Emma-centric episode...
The construction [of Season 5A] is different as far as flashbacks go. But we will be getting an Emma flashback in the early part of the season.”
The seminal British historical comedy series, following the misadventures of ancestors from the Blackadder Family in the Middle Ages, Elizabethan England, Georgian England and the First World War, could be making a return. The news comes from actor-turned-TV-presenter Tony Robinson, who played Baldrick in the series:
I do think a new series of Blackadder is on the cards. I have spoken to virtually all the cast about this now. The only problem is Hugh [Laurie]’s fee. He’s a huge star now - or so he’d like to think!
Expectations for a new series will be high because people not only remember the original, they remember who they were when it was on. It’s a big danger.
The production team for the show have issued casting calls for Brianna, an important character from the novels who is actually Claire and Jamie’s daughter from the second book. [TV Line]
Fox’s Frankenstein show—which isn’t really actually about Frankenstein at all—could be getting a name change to “Lookinglass” (that’s one “g”), to further disconnect itself from the classic literary story. [Spoiler TV]
Here’s a new promo picture of Oliver and Felicity in Season 4. [TV Insider]
Here’s a new behind the scenes featurette for the show:
The cast and crew take you behind the scenes on the show in a new featurette:
Some new promo pictures for “Intruders” has been released—go to the link to see more. [Spoiler TV]
Finally, here’s a few more new pictures from the series—you can find more at the link. [Spoiler TV]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Star Wars: The Force Awakens.